Directly from the USA: Inappropriate Diagnosis of Pneumonia Common in Hospitalized Adults

Inappropriate diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in hospitalized adults is common, especially among older adults and those with dementia, according to a study published online March 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Ashwin B. Gupta, M.D., from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study to characterize inappropriate diagnosis of CAP in hospitalized patients across 48 Michigan hospitals. Hospitalized patients treated for CAP between July 1, 2017, and March 31, 2020, were retrospectively assessed.

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